Monday, February 13, 2012

China-bound study

Delighted to report that I'll be teaching in China this summer – and to welcome study abroad applications by students from any law school who are looking for a learning adventure in China or, for that matter, in Europe.
Beijing and Shanghai once again will be the sites of the China Summer Program sponsored by my home institution, the University of Georgia School of Law, to be held from May 28 to June 20. The English-language curriculum introduces students to China's legal system, with particular emphasis on commercial law and China-U.S. trade law. Upon completion of the ABA-approved program, students will receive 4 law school credit hours.
In Beijing, my colleague C. Donald Johnson, former Ambassador in the Office of the United States Trade Representative and Member of Congress, and now Director of Georgia Law's Dean Rusk Center, will teach U.S.-China Trade Issues under the World Trade Organization.
In Shanghai, yours truly will teach International Law & Commercial Responsibility, a course that will examine the subject from angles likely to include the Ruggie Principles, Alien Tort Statute litigation, and disputes such as Shrimp-Turtle (WTO, 1998) and Bluefin Tuna (International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, 1999).
Law professors from Beijing's Tsinghua University will teach Introduction to the Chinese Legal System and Introduction to Chinese Commercial Law during the first part of the program; from Shanghai's Fudan University, during the second part.
Also featured are cultural tours and field trips, trade briefings at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, and a seminar on trade issues hosted by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.
Details and applications for the China Summer Program here.

Georgia Law's Summer Program in Brussels and Geneva will be held June 18 to July 12 in Belgium and Switzerland. The curriculum in this program, also conducted in English and carrying 4 ABA-approved credit hours, introduces students to trade law under the WTO and to the European Union's legal system, especially with regard to business law.
Ambassador Johnson will teach in this program as well, along with Georgia Law Professor Michael L. Wells, Professor Joost Pauwelyn of the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and law professors from Brussels' L'Institut d'études européennes, Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis. Courses: Introduction to the Legal System of the European Union, Aspects of European Union Business Law, Comparative U.S./EU Law, and International Trade Law Practice under the WTO.
Field trips in this program will include visits to the European Parliament and the World Trade Organization.
Details and applications for the Brussels-Geneva Summer Program here.

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